• Established in 1970, SVCC is one of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The Christanna Campus near Alberta and the John H. Daniel Campus near Keysville serve ten counties and one city - the largest community college service region in the state. In 1985, SVCC opened its Campus Without Walls in Emporia-Greensville, now named the Robert C. Wrenn Center.

School Highlights

Southside Virginia Community College serves 3,219 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 49%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,219 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,155
  • Out-state tuition: $9,993
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 212 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Southside Virginia Community College
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
212 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southside Virginia Community College has declined by 39% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Southside Virginia Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,219 students
2,199 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
18:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,016 students
914 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,203 students
1,285 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
352 students
301 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,016 students
857 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
242 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,203 students
1,334 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
4%
12%
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% Black
35%
21%
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% White
55%
51%
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% Two or more races
4%
5%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.66%
2.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,800
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,155 is less than the state average of $4,320. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,993 is more than the state average of $9,351. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,155
$4,320
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,993
$9,351
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
64%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Southside Virginia Community College, a comprehensive community college, has been providing quality education to the people of Southside Virginia for over 27 years through a wide range of post-secondary programs which includes university parallel, technical, vocational and community service programs. Recognized throughout the Commonwealth for the leadership it has provided in the development of innovative programs, the college takes pride in its community-based education approach to meeting the needs of service area constituents. Southside Virginia Community College is a comprehensive institution of higher education, offering programs of instruction generally extending not more than two years beyond high school. The college offers Occupational-Technical education, Associate in Applied Science degree and University Parallel/College Transfer Education. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. SVCC is approved by the State Department of Education for payment of veteran's benefits. The college is supported by local, state and federal funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southside Virginia Community College cost?

Southside Virginia Community College's tuition is approximately $4,155 for In-State students and $9,993 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,219 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,155
  • Out-state tuition: $9,993
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,320 per year for in-state students and $9,351 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,376 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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